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Sterling Shepard or Emmanuel Sanders

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  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
 
 
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Best Rank# 31# 19-
Worst Rank# 77# 72-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total84.8124.3-
Avg Game8.57.3-
Avg Projection116.3103.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 2 at CHI at LV
Week 3 vs. SF vs. GB
Week 4 at LAR at DET
Week 5 at DAL vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. WASBYE WEEK
Week 7 at PHI vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. TB at CHI
Week 9 at WAS at TB
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. SF
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 12 at CIN at DEN
Week 13 at SEA at ATL
Week 14 vs. ARI at PHI
Week 15 vs. CLE vs. KC
Week 16 at BAL vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. DAL at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Receiving
   
Receptions72.258.1
Rec Yards833.9728.8
Rec TDs4.95.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.11.0
Rush Yards39.68.8
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points116.3103.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2019 Points 
Week 14.214.6
Week 217.8
Week 320.11.0
Week 49.910.4
Week 54.70.9
Week 60.0
Week 76.0
Week 88.5
Week 917.2
Week 102.4
Week 113.3
Week 123.71.5
Week 1310.04.1
Week 143.627.1
Week 1511.10.9
Week 1613.66.1
Week 173.92.5
Total84.8124.3
Average8.57.3
Player Targets Comparison
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2019 Targets 
Week 177
Week 213
Week 395
Week 499
Week 591
Week 63
Week 76
Week 85
Week 99
Week 104
Week 115
Week 1291
Week 1366
Week 1479
Week 15114
Week 1666
Week 17104
Notes for Player Combination
  Sterling ShepardS. Shepard
WR - NYG
Sterling Shepard
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Expert 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Signed prior to last season to a four-year, 41 million extension, Shepard picked up a few of the targets that had gone to Odell Beckham in prior seasons, averaging more than eight targets per game for the first time in his career. The expectation is that he will continue to work primarily out of the slot in 2020 despite the slot also being the preferred position of Golden Tate.It could've been Sanders' performance in the Superdome last December that helped convince the Saints to sign him in March to a two-year, 16 million contract: He caught seven passes for 157 yards and a touchdown and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Raheem Mostert in San Francisco's Week 14 win over New Orleans. Expect him to be the Saints' No. 2 receiving option in 2020.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Sterling Shepard tied for 17th most in the NFL for targets per game in 2019 with 8.3. The Athletic's Dan Duggan said Giants WR Sterling Shepard has dominated opposing cornerbacks in training camp, establishing himself as the clear No. 1 wideout. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Sterling Shepard went into 2019 as the clear cut Giants WR1 but he failed to perform, missing half the season with injury and only performing against mediocre opposition. Now with Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton to compete with, it's hard to see Shepard providing weekly security in an offense expected to run more often this year under Joe Judge. He's a low upside mid-round pick.I like Emmanuel Sanders, if only because it reassures me there's an NFL wide receiver older than me. The days of Sanders being a fantasy stud are long gone but he will have the occasional good week in an elite Saints offense that can't keep relying on Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. I believe his great impact will be on Jared Cook's red zone looks but it's also possible if Michael Thomas goes down, Sanders will return some good value. I'm personally not drafting an elderly WR2 who hasn't played 16 games since 2016, but I wouldn't call you crazy if you took the gamble. I just prefer to win my leagues rather than avoiding losing them ;)
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
In a season where he was dealing with injuries and a rookie quarterback, Shepard still posted WR2 or better numbers in 40 percent of his games, which ranked 33rd among wide receivers. Now, to be fair, the offense has changed, but it doesn't appear the new regime is very fond of Evan Engram, as evidenced by putting him on the trade block during the NFL Draft. Golden Tate is aging, and while Darius Slayton did flash at times, it was a relatively small sample size. It shouldn't shock anyone to see Shepard get 100-plus targets in 2020 and finish as a WR3, though you do have to wonder what his upside actually is with so many mouths to feed.In the 17 games that Sanders played last year (no bye week for him with the trade), he totaled more than 33 yards just eight times. In every one of those games, he saw at least six targets. That's going to be difficult to come by during his time in New Orleans. Michael Thomas is going to get a massive chunk of the targets, and rightfully so. You don't want to start taking targets away from Alvin Kamara, either. And judging how efficient Jared Cook was last year, you'd be hard pressed to take away any of his 65 targets from last year. So, where do the targets for Sanders come from? He's now 33 years old and is clearly towards the end of his career. This was a better move from a football standpoint than a fantasy one. Yes, he's getting a big upgrade at quarterback, but you need targets to produce. There was just one game last year where a Saints receiver not named Michael Thomas saw more than six targets. He's a WR5 for me, which means I'll have none at his current cost of WR44.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
When healthy, Shepard has been a solid WR3 but the problem is, he's rarely healthy. Now with the emergence of Darius Slayton and the presence of veteran Golden Tate, I don't like Shepard's chances of living up to his ADP.Sanders finds himself in New Orleans playing with the best QB he's ever had which is great, but Michael Thomas is there and that is not great. Thomas and Alvin Kamara demand a massive share of the targets leaving Sanders with not much leftover. He'll have his big weeks in this high-flying Saints offense but he won't be consistent enough to be a weekly starter.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
When Shepard's on the field, he's a target vacuum. However, he's rarely been on the field the past couple seasons and he is playing in one of the deepest receiving corps in the entire league. Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley are all going to command targets in this offense, which limits each player's ceiling. If one of the other options misses time, Shepard can be extremely fantasy relevant, but it's impossible to project that going into the season. Shepard's a risky pick this year.Sanders is now on his third team in a year after being traded from Denver to San Francisco and now signing with the Saints. He'll be the clear second option at the WR position behind Michael Thomas, which is unlikely to lead to exorbitant fantasy numbers. With that being said, if Thomas were to miss time, Sanders immediately gets entered into the WR2 discussion based on pure volume.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Sanders is getting up there in age, but there were few better landing spots for him than New Orleans. As with his new counterpart Michael Thomas, Sanders has an elite catch rate, and will now have perhaps the most accurate passer in the history of the NFL throwing him the ball. His upside is limited by inability to find the end zone, as he hasn't scored more than four touchdowns in a season since 2016. But he should see plenty of targets, enough to make him a borderline WR3 most weeks in half- of full-PPR leagues.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 An absolute PERFECT new home in New Orleans, where his inside / outside versatility sets him up to feast on No.2 corners within one of the league's most explosive passing attacks
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 years in and we have a yards per reception of 11.6. That average is a lot of work just to go over 1000 yards. Combine that with his lack of TDs, and worrisome concussion history, and you get a perfectly boring WR that needs 90+ receptions to be fantasy relevant.Aside from 2 blowup games, he was rather useless for fantasy in a 49ers uniform. I don't doubt his will to be great, I doubt the passing volume of the offense and his ability to be anything but the third option behind Kittle and an emerging Deebo.